Vitamin K is often misunderstood, and thought of as a single vitamin, however it’s actually a made up of a group of fat-soluble K vitamins that come in two main forms, K1 (Phylloquinone) and K2 (Menaquinone).
Healthy digestion begins with the natural secretion of digestive enzymes. The enzymes break down food into macronutrients, which in turn provide energy to every part of our body, allowing us to function effectively. There are different digestive enzymes for every stage of the digestive process, from specific enzymes, such as amylase, produced in our salvia, through to proteases, lipases and carbohydrases that work in the small intestines.
It’s no wonder that many people struggle to know what probiotic to take. Not only is there a wealth of research to understand, but with so many probiotics now available product advertising can also leave consumers more confused than ever.
We recently asked Kiran Krishnan, Research Microbiologist & CSO for Microbiome Labs LLC and co-formulator of Cura Sporebiotics the question – Is it OK to take Cura Sporebiotics long term?
Most of us desire smooth, youthful-looking skin, free from lines and wrinkles. Did you know that vitamin K2 can play a crucial role in achieving this goal? Recent research suggests that a deficiency in vitamin K2 can lead to severe premature skin wrinkling. So, let’s explore how vitamin K2 can protect our skin’s elasticity.
Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Regular intake of vegetables is associated with a lower risk of many serious diseases and they provide a wide range of nutritional benefits. Unfortunately, eating too much of certain vegetables can also cause flatulence and other digestive issues like belly bloat, intestinal cramps and even diarrhoea.
Cura Precision Prebiotic™ is a cutting-edge precision prebiotic supplement made up of three clinically tested, non-digestible fibres (known as oligosaccharides) that can increase microbial diversity and selectively feed the beneﬁcial, keystone bacteria that live in our microbiome. Our main keystone bacteria are known as Akkermansia muciniphila, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, and Bifidobacteria. These bacteria are called “keystone bacteria” […]
Researchers now believe that more than 9 out of 10 people may be at risk from vitamin K2 deficiency and this could increase their risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes. This is because vitamin K2 is not typically found in sufficient quantities in our diet. Vitamin K2 – The Neglected Vitamin Early evidence of […]
Antibiotic Use When we are prescribed antibiotics by our doctor, we often don’t consider what the antibiotic medication is actually doing to the bacteria in our gut. Referring to the Greek language “Anti” means “Against” and “Biotic” means “Life”, so literally “Antibiotic” means “Against Life”. So, when we take an antibiotic medication, it is indiscriminately […]
Cura Sporebiotics™ is the first spore-based, broad-spectrum probiotic available in the UK. Spore-based probiotics are much more effective than the more typical conventional-style probiotics because they are designed to survive through the harsh gastric system, colonise and increase microbial diversity in the gut. As these spores are so multi-functional, they can support a variety of functions […]